Schools and community groups

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy, explore and engage with nature. The Eastern and Burbage Moors are a special area of the Peak District National Park on the fringes of Sheffield and Chesterfield and an integral part of the local identity. We work with local schools and community groups on a regular basis, particularly when we need extra hands for our bigger jobs! Local primary schools have helped us design our adventure trails and car parks and enjoyed trips out to see the red deer rut, whilst school and scout groups have played an important role in assisting with volunteer tasks such as tree planting and path repairs.

In 2016 we launched the Guardianship Schools Programme. This programme offers the opportunity for the same group of learners from local schools to join us four times throughout the year, taking part in volunteering and discovery workshops and gaining awards. By enjoying and exploring the special places locally, young people gain a deeper connection with the natural world and an understanding of their responsibilty to care of it. We have places available for up to three school groups each acedemic year, both secondary or primary, within the local area.

If you are interested in the Guardianship Schools programme or visiting the Eastern and Burbage Moors as part of a group please contact bryony.thomson@easternmoors.org.uk or call the office 0114 2891543 for more information.

Alternatively you can click here to find out about booking an educational school visit to the Moorland Discovery Centre at the Longshaw Estate.

Students from Westfield High school help us with Bridleway resurfacing as part of their John Muir award.

Tideswell After School Club enjoy creating mini nature reserves.